Senior Manager, Capability Development (HR Services)

at University of Melbourne

  • Join Australia's number 1 Universit

  • Career opportunities, professional development, work-life balance.

  • Use your expertise and innovative thinking to truly have an impact.

Who says you can't change the world? We expect to do nothing less.

Finance and Employee Services, University Services

Salary: $144,048 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

About University Services

University Services comprises of 1,600 professional staff focused on providing client centric and innovative services to the University. The group is providing transformational change, defining and influencing future service enhancements within the University of Melbourne. The Senior Manager, Capability Development - HR Services is a member of the Capability Services Team which sits within the Finance and Employee Services portfolio.

About the role

The Senior Manager, Capability Development, within HR Services is the most senior role within the Capability Development unit with responsibility for leading a high performing team of capability development specialists. Capability Development work in partnership with Chancellery, Academic Divisions and University Services to support the delivery of a suite of fit for purpose activities that support staff and build organisational capability to underpin the University's People Strategy. Working closely with Chancellery Talent & Capability, a key focus of this role is to manage the Capability Development Team and the wide range of stakeholders that shape the capability development agenda for all University staff.

About you

  • The appointee will have a relevant higher degree qualification with extensive experience in a senior HR business partner and/or HR service delivery role. An exposure to organisational development would be highly regarded. The successful candidate will also be experienced in leading a highly competent team providing a high level or service in a complex, matrixed environment.

  • Knowledge of organisation development theory and practice especially as it relates to the education sector, ideally within a high performing academic workforce would be an advantage.

  • Understanding of the development needs of academic and professional staff in a world-class University, in particular the talent and recruitment aspects of the academic career would be highly regarded.

  • Ability to innovate and create solutions in a complex, process driven environment.

  • High level stakeholder management and relationship building skills within a complex and diverse workforce and the ability to form relationships in that environment.

  • Process and system improvement experience including knowledge of project management methodology

  • Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

To find out more, go to our website.


The University is a vibrant campus. We have well established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Close date: 22 Oct 2017

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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